Genes in Development: Re-reading the Molecular Paradigm

Genes in Development: Re-reading the Molecular Paradigm

by Eva M. Neumann-Held
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0822336561

ISBN-13: 9780822336563

Pub. Date: 01/27/2006

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Explores the debate on the biological significance and cultural meaning of genes in the development of organisms -- the molecular paradigm.

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Explores the debate on the biological significance and cultural meaning of genes in the development of organisms -- the molecular paradigm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822336563
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
01/27/2006
Series:
Science and Cultural Theory
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
IEmpirical Approaches
1Genome Analysis and Developmental Biology: The Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans as a Model System15
2Genes and Form: Inherency in the Evolution of Developmental Mechanisms38
IILooking Back into History
3From Genes as Determinants to DNA as Resource: Historical Notes on Development and Genetics77
IIITheorizing Genes
4The Origin of Species: A Structuralist Approach99
5On the Problem of the Molecular versus the Organismic Approach in Biology135
6Genes, Development, and Semiosis152
7The Fearless Vampire Conservator: Philip Kitcher, Genetic Determinism, and the Informational Gene175
8Genetics from an Evolutionary Process Perspective199
9Genes - Causes - Codes: Deciphering DNA's Ontological Privilege238
10Boundaries and (Constructive) Interaction272
11Beyond the Gene but Beneath the Skin290
12Poiesis and Praxis: Two Modes of Understanding Development313
IVSocial and Ethical Implications
13Developmental Emergence, Genes, and Responsible Science337
14Nothing Like a Gene349
Contributors365
Index369

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